Lofts in the Desert - Vantage Lofts (abandoned)

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Avagara on July 21, 2009

At the far southern end of the Las Vegas valley, the Vantage lofts were planned as luxury condominiums, far different from the standard Las Vegas Spanish-style single family homes (see the roofs on the left). Originally scheduled for completion in October, 2007, delays, including a shortage of labor, meant that the project was caught in the downturn and filed for bankruptcy in mid-2008, with none of the units yet complete. The building still sits vacant with no construction activity.

David Wilson on July 22, 2009

A familiar sight here in Spain too. Could easily be somewhere in the outskirts of Alicante. Very similar desolate semi-desert landscape.

Avagara on December 23, 2010

The abandoned Vantage Lofts were mentioned in a New York Times article of December 22, 2010 on the long-term effects on the Nevada housing bust.

Avagara on April 17, 2013
David Wilson on May 3, 2013

Once thieves have stripped out all the copper, marble and anything else with a resale value, the elements will enter and do their thing via broken windows and it will slowly rot away beyond economic repair. Eventually it will be blown up and bulldozed. At least that's what's happening here. Good riddance. It's as ugly as hell (futuristic prison block?) and in the middle of nowhere. Who would want to live there anyway?

David Wilson on May 3, 2013

The Spanish ideal for civilised living is an apartment in a five floor block with underground parking, sun terrace off the living room, and within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. They don't much go in for American style suburbia - most of which is owned by North Europeans. e.g my parents. The high density urban lifestyle is a direct inheritance from the ancient Romans. I think suburbia is too quiet for the average Spaniard. They really do prefer high noise environments, and if it gets too quiet they let off fireworks or organise loud outdoor concerts which start at midnight...

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